Travis Haney checks in from the national coaches' convention in Nashville with some of the top storylines heading into the offseason. For starters, some coaches wonder whether 2013 could be Johnny Manziel's last season in college.
Brian Fremeau looks at the most critical QB battles of the offseason based on how integral each departing quarterback was in his program's success. The results show us which teams could have an easier time transitioning to a new passer.
LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball are finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Bruce Feldman decided to re-rank the 2008 recruiting class as those players ostensibily approach their fourth years in college. Well, some have already left for the NFL, but the No. 1 overall player was just the No. 61-ranked recruit.
KC Joyner lists eight off-the-radar Heisman candidates, including a couple of defensive players who have the chance to work their way into the race. Three promising QBs appear on the verge of Heisman-caliber seasons, as well.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the LSU Tigers are set up well to make a run at the SEC and BCS titles. A lot will depend on the team's QB play, but there are positive signs there as well.